Buju Banton is Released From Prison

BREAKING: Buju Banton released from US prison

Buju Banton is Released From Prison

Previously, news surfaced noting Buju Banton would be released soon.

Buju Banton's father, Benjamin Myrie, is expressing joy at the expected release of his son from the McRae Correctional Institution in Georgia, USA.

Buju Banton, a Grammy Award victor for his 2011 album, "Before the Dawn", was arrested by operatives of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), tried twice, with the first being a mistrial; then convicted and sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The "Driver" deejay was sentenced to ten years in prison for a 2011 drug trafficking conviction.

Contacted by The STAR, the United States embassy's counsellor for public affairs, Jeremiah Knight, said "the embassy policy not provide specific information regarding individual deportation cases".

He was previously scheduled to be released in 2019, however, his release day was past year changed to December 8, 2018.

Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton is one step closer to reuniting with his family in Jamaica.

Buju recently released a statement saying that upon his release he only wants to be associated with his craft.

"Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me", Buju added.

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